* What's the prodigal son parable really about? A wayward kid who returns home? The father who welcomes him with lavish love? Or the grumpy brother with a sorry attitude? Rickey says it's about all three! In his thought-provoking study, he explores the characters' different perpsectives, how they interact, and how their stories mirror our own. 192 pages, softcover from Beacon Hill.
’Boomerang [is] the modern day evidence of a Father’s arms--wide open--waiting and calling for us--the new generation of prodigals.’--Kevin McCulloughNationally Syndicated Television/Radio HostA wayward son. A broken father. An angry brother. A story for today.Boomerang is a thought-provoking, hope-filled retelling of one of the most memorable parables in the Bible. When Jesus spoke, He always included stories that stuck, and like every one of Jesus’ stories, this one has more to it than meets the eye--three characters with three very different perspectives.Jesus had you in mind when He told this story. Brett Rickey invites you to accompany a son, a father, and a brother on a journey from rebellion and disappointment to redemption and hope. In this contemporary narrative, learn to recognize the behavioral and spiritual traits of the characters and allow yourself to become part of the story.
Brett Rickey is the senior pastor at Highland Park Church of the Nazarene, where he blends his experiences from eleven years in corporate life with his nine years as the founding pastor of FamilyChurch.tv. Brett also serves as a coach and mentor to new church pastors across the country and hosts Acceleratea yearly church planting conference. He has an MA in practical theology. He and his wife, Mindy, live in Lakeland, Florida, with their three daughters: Jessica, Kelsey, and Hope.
Brett Rickey is the senior pastor at Highland Park Church in Lakeland, Florida, and is the founding pastor of FamilyChurch.tv. He got his Bachelor of Science from Southern Nazarene University in Management, and has a Master's Degree in Practical Theology from Oral Roberts University. He has authored Chasing Cool and Stay in the Yard. He and his wife, Mindy, live in Lakeland, Florida, with their three daughters.